Items are added to a list in the form of "citations". These citations will become links to any type of resource you choose to add.
You drag items into a list to add them.
There are several methods you can use to add citations to your list. Some of them are easier to use and more effective than others, and this is explained below. Choose the one that works best for what you're doing at the moment.
This is the most automated and effective way to add library material to your list.
When you use Leganto to search for items to add to your list, you're searching Omni - our library search tool. Because Omni already knows what's available through our library, this is usually the easiest and quickest way to add items to your list. Items already available through Omni don't require library staff attention and are immediately made available, using reliable metadata from Omni.
From your list, click on the plus sign to add items.
Omni provides advanced search features that are easy to use, so you can save time by searching Omni first and pinning items to your "Favourites". Create labels in your Favourites to indicate which course they're for.
Your Omni Favourites become your "Collection" in Leganto, and you can drag items into your list.
From your list, click on the plus sign to add items. This defaults to the "Search" pane; switch to the "Collection" pane.
Everything you currently have pinned to your favourites in Omni appears in the "Collection" pane.
Drag-and-drop the items to the list.
If you put labels on your Favourites in Omni, you can search for items in your Collection with that label. This is helpful if you have too many items in your favourites.
You can also search for any term.
The default sort order for your favourites is with the most recently added at the top of the list.
When you find something in Omni you want to use in a list, click the title to get to the full description, then:
It's immediately added to your list, with all the metadata brought over from Omni, including the link. There's nothing more you need to do.
To assign a book chapter as a reading, start by adding the book, and then edit it to change it to a chapter within the book.
Because the book has already been added, Leganto maintains the book information for the citation, and offers options for entering the chapter details. Once saved, the item displays as a Book Chapter instead of a Book.
You'll see that the citation has changed to reflect the chapter within the book.
A 3-minute video showing how quickly you can add websites to your lists, using the bookmarklet: "Cite It!"
This allows you to add websites or documents from a web browser.
To add items you find through a web search, use "Cite it!" - an app (bookmarklet) that works with your browser.
Now search using your browser as you normally would look for something on the web.
Here's a screenshot of a book from Amazon:
Control where the item is added, under "Add to:"
"Item has been added"
Notes on using the Cite It! bookmarklet:
Your list can include items beyond what's available through the library. Use the "Create" pane for unique items.
With Create, you enter all citation information manually. If all the relevant information isn't included, the list processing is slowed.
NOTE: Items uploaded require copyright clearance before they can be released to students, a process which is handled by the Copyright Office. In order to be assessed, the source of the document must be included in the citation.
From your list, click on "+" to add items. This defaults to the "Search" pane; switch to the "Create" pane.
To upload your own files: drag-and-drop a file from your computer into the box provided.
To create a link: add a URL to an online document in the "Source" box.
When you add documents this way, they won't be visible to students until the library has cleared them manually.
This method can require some editing, but if you already have your readings available this way, it could be your best bet.
If you're already using a citation manager, like Zotero or Mendeley, you can quickly grab citations and load them into your list.
Start by setting up a connection with your citation manager.
Add items from your citation manager.
Note: This method can require significant "clean up" the list after importing. Use with caution.
Many of our online databases allow you to save items in RIS format. You can then import your saved document into Leganto to instantly add all the items. Citation managers also allow you to export a file in RIS format.
To upload citations from a RIS file: